The Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree allows students to continue their specialized studies of the discipline. MAcc graduates are prepared for careers in public accounting and consulting, and generally seek employment as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). The 30-hour degree program, available online (see WebMAcc) and on-campus, meets the highest accounting education standards and incorporates subject matter from the CPA exam, which students often take while completing the degree. Additionally, campus MAcc students have the opportunity to earn a certificate in Taxation or Forensic Accounting, which can be integrated into their program of study.
Certificate options in Tax and Forensic Accounting allow students to set themselves apart from other graduates and increase their versatility in the workforce.
MAcc students celebrate learning practical and theoretical concepts in the classroom, which they apply on the CPA exam and in the real world.
Georgia Southern accounting alumni consistently hold high recruitment and employment rates in major firms.
Program of Study
ACCT 7130 – Seminar in Financial Accounting
ACCT 7530 – Seminar in Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 7330 – Taxation of Corporations
ACCT 7634 – Fraudulent Financial Reporting
ACCT 7430 – Seminar in Auditing
LSTD 7230 – Law & Ethics for Accountants
Electives – Four courses* or certificate sequence
*Selected from 7000-level courses offered by the College of Business, from approved electives offered elsewhere in the University, or as approved.
To be considered for admission, a prospective student must
Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
An undergraduate degree in accounting is not mandatory; however, applicants will not be considered for admission until they meet the prerequisite requirements;
Demonstrate an appropriate level of professionalism and proficiency in accounting through their coursework, internship or work experience, and extracurricular involvement; and
Apply through the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Be prepared to submit the following:
Application for admission;
Transcripts* from all colleges and universities attended;
Graduate Management Admission Test* (GMAT) scores; and
Test of English as a Foreign Language*^ (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.
Find admission deadlines and additional information on the Graduate Admissions webpage. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.
*Unofficial test scores and transcripts (one per institution attended) are permitted for the application process. Official documents must be submitted prior to matriculation if offered admission.
The average GMAT score of admitted students in the Master of Accounting program at Georgia Southern University is 520. The GMAT is a computer adaptive test that assesses a person’s analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading comprehension skills. The GMAT does not measure business knowledge or skill. It assesses analytical writing and problem solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that are vital to real-world business and management success. For more information and to register to take the GMAT, go to mba.com. GMAT waivers may be granted based on outstanding academic background and/or extensive managerial experience.